Harald Haas Elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

pureLiFi CSO and Co-Founder Professor Harald Haas was among Fifty-four leading engineers from the UK and around the world have be elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.

Harald Haas received the PhD degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2001. He currently holds the Chair of Mobile Communications at the University of Edinburgh, and is the initiator, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of pureLiFi Ltd as well as the Director of the LiFi Research and Development Center at the University of Edinburgh. His main research interests are in optical wireless communications, hybrid optical wireless and RF communications, spatial modulation, and interference coordination in wireless networks. He first introduced and coined spatial modulation and LiFi. LiFi was listed among the 50 best inventions in TIME Magazine 2011. Prof. Haas was an invited speaker at TED Global 2011, and his talk: “Wireless Data from Every Light Bulb” has been watched online more than 2.5 million times.

Professor Haas holds 31 patents and has more than 30 pending patent applications. His Google Scholar h-index is 67, and his work has been cited more than 21k times. He has published 400 conference and journal papers including a paper in Science. He co-authors a book entitled: “Principles of LED Light Communications Towards Networked Li-Fi” published with Cambridge University Press in 2015. Prof. Haas is editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technologies.

All the new Fellows were formally admitted to the Academy at its AGM in London on Monday 30 September, and they will add their expertise to the Fellowship of nearly 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia.

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